Law Office Management for Paralegals

ISBN-10: 1454808993
ISBN-13: 9781454808992
Edition: 2nd 2012 (Revised)
List price: $114.95
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Description: Law Office Management for Paralegals is a comprehensive introduction tolaw office management, written specifically for paralegal studentstaking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks ofits kind, it provides thorough coverage  More...

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Book details

List price: $114.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
Publication date: 2/15/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 8.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.980
Language: English

Law Office Management for Paralegals is a comprehensive introduction tolaw office management, written specifically for paralegal studentstaking a stand-alone office management course. Unique among textbooks ofits kind, it provides thorough coverage of all aspects of law officemanagement and organization, including ethics and “soft skills” – suchas communications and critical thinking ¬– that are key to successfuloffice management, but neglected in other texts.Assignments are drawnfrom real-world law office management situations, and supported byinnovative visual aids and learning tools, such as PracticeMaster, whichgives invaluable students hands-on practice with timekeeping systems.The thoroughly updated Second Edition includes new references,links, and details about changing office technology. Sections onbilling, conflict checking and timeslip systems have been expanded, andthere is now a dedicated section about using PracticeMaster.Features:Author Laurel A. Vietzen has an extensive background andoutstanding reputation as a professor and practitioner inthe paralegal market.Clear, accessible presentation of basic law officemanagement and organization.Comprehensive coverage of all the skills necessary to manage alaw office, including:Principles of management.Employment and compensation.Personnel structure of different types of law offices.Billing and accounting methods.Administrative systems and technology.The tasks, responsibilities, and roles of lawyers andparalegals.Well-crafted, real-world assignments hone practical skills.Coverage of soft skills and paralegal ethics isunique among law office management texts.Interactive visual aids and innovative learning devices.Trial PracticeMaster software gives students hands-onpractice with timekeeping systems.The revised Second Edition includes:Thoroughly updated references, links, and details aboutoffice technology.Expanded sections on systems for billing, conflict checking,and timeslips.A new, dedicated section about PracticeMaster tocomplement the trial software.

Professor Laurel A. Vietzen has been coordinator of the ABA-approved paralegal program at Elgin Community College since it began in 1989. ; She received her BA in Journalism from Purdue University and her JD from the Chicago-Kent College of Law. Prior to starting her current position at Elgin Community College, Professor Vietzen practiced transactional law with the Chicago firm of Sonnenschein, Nath & Rosenthal and the suburban firm Bean & Spencer and taught Lawyering Skills at John Marshall Law School in Chicago. ; She is coordinator of the Contributor to Planning & Environmental Law journal, monthly since 1985.

Summary of Contents
Law Firm Structure and Regulation in the Legal Profession
About Technology
Law Office Communications: The Medium
Law Office Communications: The Message
Law Office Systems: Conflicts and Calendars
Law Office Accounting
Office and Equipment
Records Management
Employees
Personal and Professional Development
Attracting and Retaining Clients
Index

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